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Sally Sykes Group

The Sykes Group was an innovative dance theater company under the direction of Sally Sykes. Their work premiered in Seattle in the 1980s and 1990s. Sally Sykes began her training in ballet, but found her love of movement and creative niche in contemporary and dance theater. Sykes' performing and choreographic life started in the UK in 1974 and continued across countries and oceans to finally settle in the Northwest. All pieces featured in this collection were choreographed by Sally Sykes-Wyle.



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Title: Finding My Inner Rabbit Item I.D.: SSG_03 Original Format: VHS Description: Footage of the piece, "Finding My Inner Rabbit," created by Sally Sykes. Performed at the Broadway Performance Hall and presented by the Allegro! Dance Festival. Includes recorded interludes originally shot on Super 8mm film. The Sykes Group was an innovative dance theater company under the direction of Sally Sykes. Their work premiered in Seattle in the 1980s and 1990s. Sally Sykes began her training...
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Title: Sally Sykes Group Mixed Tape Item I.D.: SSG_06 Original Format: VHS Description: Excepts of dance pieced created and performed by Sally Sykes at the Seattle Mime Theatre Chamber Theatre. Includes selections from performances of "Dances for a Small Room" and "Homesteading and the Building's Falling" and rehearsals for "Dances for a Small Room" and "My Soft Green Back." The Sykes Group was an innovative dance theater company under the direction of...
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Title: Sally Sykes Group Mixed Tape #2 Item I.D.: SSG_07 Original Format: Betacam Description: Excerpts of dance piece created and performed by Sally Sykes at the Seattle Mime Theatre Chamber Theatre. Includes selections from a performance of "Knitting" and rehearsals for "Dances for a Small Room."  The Sykes Group was an innovative dance theater company under the direction of Sally Sykes. Their work premiered in Seattle in the 1980s and 1990s. Sally Sykes began her...
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Title: My Sister’s Dress Item I.D.: SSG_04 Original Format: VHS Description: This dance piece was performed by the Sykes Group, Sally Sykes, Keith Goyden and George Lewis at the Broadway Performance Hall. Presented by the Allegro! Dance Festival. This piece looks at the movement qualities of dresses, identity and the relationship of another person's clothes. The Sykes Group was an innovative dance theater company under the direction of Sally Sykes. Their work premiered in Seattle in the 1980s...
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Title: Overload Item I.D.: SSG_05 Original Format: VHS Description: Created and performed by Sally Sykes. Excepts filmed at the Seattle Mime Theatre Chamber Theatre. The Sykes Group was an innovative dance theater company under the direction of Sally Sykes. Their work premiered in Seattle in the 1980s and 1990s. Sally Sykes began her training in ballet, but found her love of movement and creative niche in contemporary and dance theater. Sykes' performing and choreographic life started in the UK...
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Title: Waltz of the Lemmings Item I.D.: SSG_08 Original Format: VHS Description: This dance piece was performed and created for the tiny one room performance space of Seattle Public Theater in collaboration with the performers, Ben Wildrick, Mik Kuhlman and Bruce Wylie. Set built by Bruce Wylie. This piece was based on the book, "The Dance of Disempowerment" by Barry Oshry, exploring work dynamics and co-operation and produced by Kevin Purcell, an organizational development consultant...
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Title: Dances for a Small Room Item I.D.: SSG_02 Original Format: VHS Description: "Dances for a Small Room" is a selection from "A Shared Evening," a dance evening created by Sally Sykes and Christian Swenson and presented by the Allegro! Dance Festival. Performed at the On the Boards (original location at Washington Hall Performance Gallery). The Sykes Group was an innovative dance theater company under the direction of Sally Sykes. Their work premiered in Seattle in the...
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Title: I Spilled My Soup in the Drawer [Part 2 of 2] Item I.D.: SSG_09A Original Format: Hi-8 Description: A duet for Keith Goyden and George Lewis on a 15 foot high bright red seesaw that spins on its axis as well as pivots. The seesaw was designed and built by Bruce Wylie. This duet explores the balance between adult and child, father and son, soldiers, lovers, young boys fishing through verbal and movement memories of the uncertain scary moments of growing up. Performed at the Bagley Wright...
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Title: Are You Sitting Comfortably? [Part 1 of 2] Item I.D.: SSG_11A Original Format: VHS Description: Footage of the first night's performance, "Are You Sitting Comfortably?" by the Sykes Group, Sally Sykes, Keith Goyden and George Lewis at On the Boards (original location at Washington Hall Performance Gallery). The Sykes Group was an innovative dance theater company under the direction of Sally Sykes. Their work premiered in Seattle in the 1980s and 1990s. Sally Sykes began her...
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Title: I Spilled My Soup in the Drawer [Part 1 of 2] Item I.D.: SSG_09B Original Format: VHS Description: A duet for Keith Goyden and George Lewis on a 15 foot high bright red seesaw that spins on its axis as well as pivots. The seesaw was designed and built by Bruce Wylie. This duet explores the balance between adult and child, father and son, soldiers, lovers, young boys fishing through verbal and movement memories of the uncertain scary moments of growing up. Performed April 26-27, 1993 at...
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Title: Bed [Part 1 of 2] Item I.D.: SSG_01A Original Format: Hi-8 Description: "A great deal of our lives are spent in bed!" A dance trio performed by the Sally Sykes Group, Sally Sykes, Keith Goyden and George Lewis along with a chorus of seven singers and musicians on and under a giant trampoline bed. Created for and in the Fremont Foundry where the foundry equipment was used to move the bed during the performance. Music was composed by Troy Swanson and the bed built by Bruce...
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Title: Are You Sitting Comfortably? [Part 2 of 2] Item I.D.: SSG_11B Original Format: VHS Description: Footage of the second night's performance, "Are You Sitting Comfortably?" by the Sykes Group, Sally Sykes, Keith Goyden and George Lewis at On the Boards (original location at Washington Hall Performance Gallery). The Sykes Group was an innovative dance theater company under the direction of Sally Sykes. Their work premiered in Seattle in the 1980s and 1990s. Sally Sykes began her...
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Title: Homesteading and the Building's Falling [Part 1 of 2] Item I.D.: SSG_10A Original Format: VHS Description: Footage of the piece, "Homesteading and the Building's Falling" created by Sally Sykes and performed by Cornish Dance Theater for the project, Dances for Downtown: A Festival of Site-Specific Works. The piece was performed at the Rainier Tower (the Atrium and outdoor dining area) on April 7th at 2:00 p.m., April 14 at 2:00 p.m., April 20 at 1:00 p.m., April 27 at 1:00 p.m....
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Title: Bed [Part 2 of 2] Item I.D.: SSG_01B Original Format: Hi-8 Description: "A great deal of our lives are spent in bed!" A dance trio performed by the Sally Sykes Group, Sally Sykes, Keith Goyden and George Lewis along with a chorus of seven singers and musicians on and under a giant trampoline bed. Created for and in the Fremont Foundry where the foundry equipment was used to move the bed during the performance. Music was composed by Troy Swanson and the bed built by Bruce...
Topics: Sally Sykes Group, experimental dance, Pacific Northwest, Sally Sykes, Keith Goyden, George Lewis,...